Funloving Pearl White (Betty Hutton), working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance.
Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take
Rumble Rumble Tinkle Tinkle? I do that in the can! The music is in the wrong era there.. Ruble Tinkle is swing music which hadn't been introduced yet to the public pre-silent films...but I'll watch the rest of this another day. I'm just not in the mood for swing when it's supposed to be turn of the last century.
October 27, 2009 Subject:
This film was a delightful surprise. It's the perfect combination of nostalgia and light-hearted fun.
February 28, 2009 Subject:
I was surprised by how much I liked this film. Well worth watching.
alot of fun. It be should noted that at the time of those serials (19teens) that the stunts were done by the actors themselves. There was no stuntmen association. An example of that was Gary Cooper whose real name was Frank Cooper. As a stuntman, he paid for his college tuition doing stunts on horses until he broke his hip and that's why he rode so stiffly in later years.